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$10,000 reward offered for information leading to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver responsible for killing a father and his daughter

Long Beach, California – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved a

A $10,000 reward is offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for information that might lead to the arrest and conviction of the man suspected of killing a 42-year-old man and his 3-year-old daughter in a hit-and-run accident in North Long Beach last month.

The reward for the arrest of 24-year-old Octavio Montano Islas was unanimously approved by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

The 42-year-old father, Jose Palacios Gonzalez, and his 3-year-old daughter were killed on March 1, around 10 p.m., when Islas struck into their apartment with a 2014 Ram 1500 pickup truck. The 3-year-old girl died in a hospital, while her father was pronounced dead at the scene.

Islas fled the scene following the crash. According to the latest known information, he was injured as a result of the crash, and authorities believe he was also intoxicated.

Islas stands at 5’ 8″ tall, weighs 160 pounds, has black hair, brown eyes, and unspecified tattoos on his right forearm.

Anyone with information on his location is urged to contact Detective Kevin Johansen of the Long Beach Police Department at 562-570-7355. Tips may also be made anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 800-222-8477 or by submitting them online at lacrimestoppers.org.

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